Robert JARDINE

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Industrialist, Businessman

EnglishBorn Robert JARDINE

Scottish businessman and Liberal politician, former Head of Jardine, Matheson and Co.

Born on May 24, 1825 in Applegarth, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland , United Kingdom

Died on February 17, 1905 in Applegarth, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland , United Kingdom

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Jardine was born at Edinburgh the son of David Jardine of Muir House, Lockerbie, Dumfries and his wife Rachel Johnstone. In 1865 he became head of Jardine, Matheson and Co., one of the largest Far East trading houses based in Hong Kong.



At the general election in July 1865, Jardine was elected as Member of parliament (MP) for Ashburton in Devon where his uncle William Jardine had been an earlier MP. The Ashburton constituency was abolished at the 1868 general election and he was elected instead at Dumfries Burghs. In 1874 he changed seat again and stood unsuccessfully for Dumfriesshire. However he was elected at the next election in March 1880 and held the seat until he stood down at the 1892 general election. Jardine was created 1st Baronet Jardine, of Castlemilk, Dumfries in June 1885. He was J.P. and Deputy Lieutenant of Perthshire. He was also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

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